Here is some info that we have gathered on our trips to Bali.
The arrival process is easy, however it does need a bit of patience, and it helps to be prepared.
First check if you can get a Visa on Arrival.
As of May 2023, citizens from more than 90 countries can get a Visa on Arrival valid for up to 30 days.
Here is a very useful website with info about entry requirements and links to apply for the Visa on Arrival and the Customs Declaration: https://www.welcomebacktobali.com/blog/entry-exit-requirements
If you would prefer an easy and faster way at the airport on arrival, you can purchase FAST TRACK ARRIVAL SERVICES.
Check it out here :
It works very well. They meet you outside the plane and guide you through the process at the airport.
It’s still easier if you already have the Visa on Arrival printed and the QR code from the customs declaration form.
Landing at Denpasar
Coming into the big arrival hall, there is a separate queue to get the visa on arrival, which you can bypass if you purchased it online beforehand.
Passport and Visa
Please make sure that your passport is valid at least 6 months beyond your stay in Bali and that you have a return ticket or a ticket leaving Bali within 30 days from the day of arrival.
It is useful to have the visa (eVisa, Visa-on-Arrival) prepared beforehand and printed out, so you can hand it with your passport to the immigration officer.
Click on APPLY here within 14 days of traveling: https://molina.imigrasi.go.id
- You need a picture of yourself (passport picture size),
- and a picture of your passport page with your data (picture, name, valid until date, etc),
.. for upload during the process.
After you have registered with your passport data, you need to log-in and apply for the visa and pay.
You have to indicate where you stay in Bali; you can copy the address of Gaia Oasis here :
.. which is :
- Gaia-Oasis Retreat-Resort,
- Jalan Raya Singaraja-Amlapura, Dusun Tegal Sumaga,
- Tejakula, Singaraja 81173 Bali
To fill out the immigration office at the end :
- Province is : Bali
- Regency : Buleleng
- District and Town : Tejakula
Check out here for more details : https://bali.com/bali/bali-visa-indonesia-entry-regulations/
The customs declaration is now only digital, and it’s easier to get that before you travel.
You get a QR code that is scanned by the customs officer.
It is possible to do it upon arrival on your cell phone, or on one of the computers that are available in the arrival hall if you prefer that.
However, it is easier to do it from home and print it out (or take a picture of the QR code on your mobile phone), so you can show it and the customs officer just scans it.
Go here for the customs declaration : https://ecd.beacukai.go.id/
Note : you can do the customs declaration up to 3 days before your arrival, not earlier.
Covid, Vaccination and the App
Indonesia still requires vaccination, but no booster. Most probably it will no longer be required in December 2023.
See more details here :
The app is not required, you can simply show your vaccination certificate if you are vaccinated.
If you are not vaccinated, make sure you have a medical statement in English, that certifies that you cannot be vaccinated.
Contact info for Gaia Oasis (also WhatsApp)
You can contact Gaia-Oasis (Beach Resort) on WhatsApp : +62 812-3853-350
Phone: +62(0) 362-3436305/304
Fax: +62(0) 362-3436340
Please find more information on the following websites (search for “vaccination” or “customs”, etc) :
Indonesian Rupies (IDR), Cash Money
To get local cash, Indonesian Rupies (IDR), there are several possibilities.
There are many ATMs, where you can get cash using a credit card .. which is not the cheapest probably .. the EC-card (Europe) is accepted in a number of places.
There is also ATMs in Tejakula, the small town where Gaia Oasis is, which accept EC-cards.
Gaia Oasis cannot change money anymore since a few years, because of a new law. However, they are ready to help to change money, if you need.
You may want to bring :
- a water bottle, a bug/moskito lotion, sun screen, a notebook and pen
- perhaps an alarm clock and a small flash light
- for the beach and swimming in the ocean: water shoes, mask & snorkel (the beach has lots of stones, so shoes are needed to enter the water)
- some cash; Euros or US dollars.
- Also we recommend wearing light clothes, there is no air-conditioning in the seminar room. It is open air with fans.
You can have your laundry done at Gaia Oasis.
And please, just write if you have any other questions :
- Krish & Amana : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tameer : email@example.com
- Gaia Oasis : firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope your travel is safe and smooth and we are looking forward to seeing you in Bali.